THREAD: My 94-year-old mother pays over $4,000 per month for a one-bedroom apt. in a private, for profit, assisted living building in BC. The apt. is cleaned once a week. This comprises only vacuuming, cleaning bathroom, and kitchen sink. Staff is allocated 15 minutes ...2
per apt. Mom's age and health problems preclude her from standing too long, bending over, seeing properly. Dad helped a lot before his death. My brother helped on his twice-yearly visits from Edmonton. I helped on my visits every month or so. I know the kitchen cupboards .../3
and drawers will need a thorough cleaning as will the shelving in the bathroom. Windows and walls need washing. The little bar fridge desperately needs defrosting. Mom could afford to hire cleaners but, of course, they're not allowed in the building. Nor am I, because ...4
@DrBonnieHenry and @adriandix have determined that cleanliness is not a sufficient reason to allow someone to be deemed an "essential visitor". I'm told that "for a price", building staff can be hired to come in and clean for one hour only. The idea that my Mom is living .../5
with 8 months worth of dust on her knicknacks and pictures, food splatters on her kitchen wall that she can't see, struggling to put something in a tiny freezer that's building up with ice, is making me crazy. The sad part is that there are surely thousands of seniors in .../6
the same boat. Why is cleanliness in assisted living residences not deemed "essential" by @CDCofBC? Why can't I go into Mom's apt. for a couple of days to clean? In trying to protect seniors, they are doing harm. @RonaldNHughes @realreporter @keithbaldrey #covid19bc ...END

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